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Union Jack IPA | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Union Jack IPAUnion Jack IPA
6,690 Ratings
Union Jack IPAUnion Jack IPA

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerguy101 on 10-09-2003

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2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of samreynolds
2.5/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of YouMeUs13
2.52/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It's good for an ipa...

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Photo of q33jeff
2.55/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5


On tap at good dog bar, Philadelphia.


LOOK: yellow, small white head.
AROMA and TASTE are a typical dry/dank hair spray up a.

Not a fan.

Give me any of the Luponic distortions over this.


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Photo of ccleslie88
2.75/5  rDev -35%

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2.75/5  rDev -35%

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2.75/5  rDev -35%

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2.75/5  rDev -35%

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2.75/5  rDev -35%

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2.75/5  rDev -35%

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2.75/5  rDev -35%

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2.91/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of turbine2475
2.91/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to BrewBakerE for this brew:

A - Transparent honey colored brew with a perfect two finger fluffy white head that hung around for a long time before slowly disipating leaving a heavy lace.

S - Smells sweets with a decent presence of floral and citrus malts with a honey sweet malt.

T - Murky citrus hops and a subtle caramel malt. Not much there. I wonder if I got a bad bottle.

M - Smooth, almost non existant, carbonation and a bitter aftertaste.

D - Not what I had hoped it would be. Would only try another another bottle to re-review it.

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2.92/5  rDev -31%

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2.93/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured this into a tulip glass. Big white fluffy head after a vigorous pour. Lacing is slightly thick and sticks to the glass. The color is basically what you see on the label for the bottle.

The smell had a nice piney/citrusy hops smell followed by candy. I'm picking up some alcohol as well.

Taste has a hard hit of piney bitterness. The malt flavor is pretty light. Slight caramel and bready flavors in the background. The finish is bitter, alcohol, grassy, astringent. It's a bit thinner than I'd like for an IPA. Carbonation is right. I'd like it more if it weren't for the astringent bitterness.

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2.96/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm a little disappointed. Good and hoppy, but I feel it could be a bit bolder with other flavors. Still better than a bud.

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2.97/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Way too sweet for me

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright copper color with a sizable foamy bright white head. Nice noticeable nose of the traditional american IPA scents, grapefruit, citric and pine. Smells good. Full mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Bright clean and crisp, flavors follow the nose. Hop bitterness is high. Can get a bit much after a bit, but other wise a pretty good IPA. Not for those who like that intense building bite. The carbonation breaks apart the body a bit on the back end adding to the slightly displeasing finish. I can see others loving this though.

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

Union Jack IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,690 ratings
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